As promised, 2016 will bring many new and exciting brands never before showcased here at Pin Up Persuasion. I have been working hard behind the scenes and enjoying every minute of it. Often times these fabulous designers have been around for many years but are simply lesser known in different parts of the world. We are so fortunate that the realm of online shopping has no limits and we can procure vintage inspired fashions from around the globe. Some of you may have noticed that the United Kingdom is home to many vintage reproduction designers and a force to be reckoned with. They are taking North America by storm and I know without a doubt that Miss Fortune will be no exception! Did you know Miss Fortune has been around for over a decade designing versatile pinup and rockabilly fashions? As a longtime fan of their lovely jumpers, I was so delighted to add the Miss Fortune Carrie Swing Dress in Tartan to my collection.
Available in sizes XS-2X ~ MSRP £57.98
We all know how daunting it can be to shop with unfamiliar brands as determining proper sizing is always a factor. After reviewing the Miss Fortune size charts, I knew the size Medium would be way too big based on my measurements (bust 36” waist 26/27”), therefore the only option was sizing down to a Small despite exceeding the maximum bust size by 2”. When the Carrie Swing Dress made its arrival, I was taken back by the superior design quality and the sheer beauty of the tartan print. I was utterly thrilled that the size Small fit wonderfully; there was ample room to accommodate my bust and the off the shoulder sleeves sat perfectly on my petite frame. The Carrie Swing Dress features a classic off the shoulder design with contrasting purple collar and elastic straps, short sleeves, a full circle skirt, back zipper closure and also includes a black elastic belt. The breathtaking tartan print has the most spectacular shimmering purple lurex thread throughout, I have never been so infatuated with a textile in my life. At 5’-4” tall, the skirt falls a couple inches below the knees.
Believe it or not, the Carrie Swing Dress is the very first tartan print in my pinup collection and it has certainly set the bar high. The uniqueness of the Carrie Swing Dress design is undoubtedly striking, but is also very figure flattering and so comfortable. I really love the fact that the elastic straps allows you to wear your regular undergarments and creates a lovely accent while being functional to keep the off the shoulder look perfectly in place. There’s no fussing or adjustments to be had. The black belt cinches in your waist nicely, yet it allows for freedom of movement due to the practical elastic design. One thing I remarked immediately was the substantial weight of the tartan fabric; the quality is remarkable for the affordable price point. The Carrie Swing Dress is completely different than any style I have ever tried over the years and I can honestly say that there is something truly magical in the way it makes me feel that I never want to take it off.
The deep purple plums are slowly creeping their way into my closet, as the rich jeweled tones are quite complimentary to redheads. I feel that the Carrie Swing Dress is very much a standalone statement piece that I refrained from using any accessories, simply pairing it with my staple black round toe pumps and a black petticoat for a little volume to accentuate the full circle skirt beautifully. The entire look could not be complete without a nice shade of plum lipstick to compliment.
It is easy to see that although the Miss Fortune Collection is smaller in scale than most, they truly put everything into their designs to ensure superior quality and fit. With over 10 years of experience in the industry, they fashion beautiful distinctive designs that work for the modern day vintage lovers. Luckily for all of you, Miss Fortune is giving away a £40 Gift Card for our 4th Anniversary Giveaway Bash going on now until January 31st! –>CLICK HERE to enter now!